The Best Tips For Maintaining Eye Health In Your Workplace

The Best Tips For Maintaining Eye Health In Your Workplace

Ask any eye doctor and they are bound to tell you that a lot of your eye health depends on how well you take care of your eyes, particularly in the workplace. The Laser Center of Coral Gables, an eye clinic in Miami, recommends being vigilant in avoiding many situations where your eye health may be at risk.

The effects of staring at screens

Our modern lives are all about staring at screens. When we’re not staring at our phone, watching TV or playing video games, we are at our desks, staring at a computer screen. For many, just our work hours from nine to five are spent glued to a laptop screen or monitor. As you can imagine, this really isn’t healthy for our eyes. There is actually a name for the problems associated with this: Computer Vision Syndrome. CVS encompasses a whole range of different eye disorders and problems. They are caused by constantly having to re-focus on the screen in front of you (such as when you look away for a moment and then back at the screen) coupled with the glare and flicker of the screen. Signs you are suffering from CVS include:

  • Blurred vision
  • Dry and/or red eyes
  • Headaches
  • Double vision

Note that these can be symptoms of other problems too, but if you are a regular computer user, then this could be your first clue.

How to avoid CVS

There are a number of ways you can minimize the damage caused by staring at a screen too long. These are:

  • Reducing the light in the room (close the blinds, turn off bright lights)
  • Ensuring your monitor sits just below eye level, 20-28 inches from your face
  • Turning away from your screen every 20 minutes for at least 20 seconds
  • Ensuring the settings for contrast, text size and brightness have been set according to your vision.

To maintain your eye health, it is important to visit an eye doctor so contact us. We offer a range of eye care and surgery solutions. We offer laser eye surgery, astigmatism surgery and a range of other solutions for eye problems.

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